Raise your glass for a Toast:
“Champagne for our real friends and real pain for our sham friends.”• Francis Bacon
The toast came from a recollection from the writer Julian Barnes speaking to Eleanor Wachtel on her weekly podcast, Writers & Company” on the CBC. My favorite podcast ever by the way.
It just seemed to be the perfect toast for this episode because I’m trying to understand “the fat acceptance” movement that is out there and this week I listened to episode 589 of ‘This American Life” titled, “Tell Me I’m Fat” and I recommend you do, too.
One voice, Lindy West, a writer, columnist, blogger for "The Guardian", has a new book called "Shrill". She has a distinctive voice and humor so I ordered her book.
They had a conversation with three women about weight and the impact it has on their lives: #1: Lindy West who is advising her friends to just call her fat and to stop thinking it's something she's ashamed of (she isn't) and PS don't try telling her you are concerned for her he